Love The Strings In Tall Heights’ “Horse To Water”

I really enjoy Tall Heights‘ “Horse to Water”. In particular, I love the strings you hear in the chorus. The music video is a little odd, but the music is terrific:

I first heard the track on Spotify so here it is:

A Great Spotify Playlist to Relax With

I’m a recent convert to Spotify and I’m really enjoying it. I discovered this playlist that has some great, new (to me) music that’s perfect to relax with:

One of my new favourites from this playlist is this one from Little May:

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The War on Drugs and the beauty of Pain

I first heard Pain by The War on Drugs in an iTunes Radio playlist recently. It's one of my new favourite tracks. What do you think?

I first heard Pain by The War on Drugs in an iTunes Radio playlist recently. It’s one of my new favourite tracks:

I follow a couple bands that just create beautiful, meaningful music. I think I’ve found another to add to my little list.

Today’s musical salvation – “It’s In The Way That You Use It”

Some days a little musical assistance makes a lot of difference when the day seems to be crawling towards its conclusion.

Today’s musical salvation is an oldie from Eric Clapton titled “It’s In The Way That You Use It” from way back in 1986.

I created a playlist with a bunch of oldies, mostly from the 20th century. I have it playing on my iPod Classic today and I am grateful for it!

How Irish dancers from Riverdance do weddings

I came across this fun video of Irish dancers at a wedding. The caption says they are Riverdance dancers and I can believe it.

This video is great. These Irish dancers are apparently part of the Riverdance cast. This must have been an awesome wedding to be a guest at.

I love Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. This style of Irish dancing really appeals to me and being at a wedding where a professional dance troupe break out in dance like this would be amazing.

Featured image credit: Feet of Flames by Max Lin, licensed CC BY-SA 2.0

3 flavours of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck

Sometimes you come across fun covers of well known songs and these two covers of AC/DC's Thunderstruck are no exception.

Whether you are a fan of rock band AC/DC or not, you may enjoy these three flavours of their hit song “Thunderstruck”. I was watching videos on YouTube the other day and enjoyed these renditions.

The first version is the band in concert. If you aren’t familiar with the song, this will give you a good idea of how they perform it:

This second version is a cover performed by a Finnish band called Steve’n’Seagulls. It is very country!

This last version is another cover performed by a duo called 2Cellos. You can probably guess how this is going to go.

Featured image credit: AC/DC by Alain Stoll, licensed CC BY-NC 2.0

Terrific subway cover of “Landslides” by Fleetwood Mac

I came across this terrific cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslides" on YouTube that I had to share. I've been a Fleetwood Mac fan since childhood and this is a great cover.

I am a big Fleetwood Mac fan and I really enjoyed Ashley Stevenson‘s cover of the band’s track “Landslides”. Stevenson’s cover was captured on a Chicago subway platform in April 2016 and it worth watching:

Here is Fleetwood Mac’s live version of this track in a concert back in 2009:

One of the best covers of a popular artist’s music that I can remember was a woman singing Tracy Chapman covers in Sandton, Johannesburg more than a decade ago. She sounded exactly like Chapman. If only I had the means to capture that performance back then.

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Here comes the rain again … and again …

Israeli singer, Dikla, has a great cover of the classic Eurythmics song, "Here comes the rain again". I showed our kids both the original and the cover last night. Talk about nostalgia.

Our rainy season has well and truly started. I heard a cover by an Israeli singer, Dikla, of the classic Eurythmics song “Here comes the rain again” last night on radio. It was a great opportunity to introduce our kids to the classic song as well as Dikla’s cover with these two videos:

The imagery in the Eurythmics music video is strange. I can’t quite work out what the symbolism is and the relationship to the lyrics. We just told our kids it was the 80s and artists did strange things back then.

Dikla’s cover has a very distinct sound. I can’t remember where I first saw this video. I have a feeling it was on TV at our local barber while waiting to have my haircut.

I’m pretty sure this music video was shot in Tel Aviv. I’m sure I recognise the street. I like this version of the track and her accent gives it a unique sound.

I wanted to find out more about Dikla and found a profile in Haaretz from 2014 titled “Singer’s Story: Arab Music Roots, TA Street Life” which makes for interesting reading. She has a sound that seems pretty Arabic (at least to me) and the profile explains many of her influences.

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